The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

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Penguin UK, 2016 M09 1 - 288 pages

THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

Guaranteed to bring warmth and comfort into your life, The Little Book of Hygge is the book we all need.

Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient.

Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you pronounce or even spell it. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down.

The definitive, must-read introduction to Hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, this book is packed full of original research, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.

'The best qualified author . . . cosy and engaging' Sunday Express

'Infectiously positive . . . the best beginner's guide'
Mail on Sunday

'This book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well'
Metro

 

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User Review  - ToniFGMAMTC - LibraryThing

This is about a way of living that leads to happiness. Everything seems small and makes sense. I'm going to try to take some of this to heart and make some changes. Read full review

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User Review  - jmchshannon - LibraryThing

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking is essentially your go-to introduction to all things hygge. Mr. Wiking takes the time to define hygge, which is not an easy feat given that it really has no ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
CANDLES
THREE ICONIC DANISH LAMPS
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT HYGGE
YOU ARE WHAT YOU
KAGEMAND
ADDICTED TO HYGGE?
CASUAL IS
HYGGE HEADQUARTERS
TEN THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR
HYGGE EMERGENCY
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
HYGGE DURING OFFICE HOURS
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
HYGGE SAFARI
ITS THE MOST HYGGELIG TIME OF YEAR

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About the author (2016)

Meik Wiking founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark and is a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestselling author. Meik has been called The Indiana Jones of Smiles and probably the World's Happiest Man by The Times.

Besides his work at the Happiness Research Institute, he is Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, and member of the policy advisory group for the Global Happiness Policy Report. He is the author of three globally bestselling books which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide: The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Lykke and The Art of Making Memories.

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